Iowa was the first school to extend an offer to Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike junior defensive end David Kenney back in the fall. This weekend, Kenney was back in Iowa City to attend the Hawkeye's junior day.
"It was a good trip," Kenney said. "Down there I got a great vibe from the people, the town and the campus. Just watching the Iowa d-line film, I saw how they make a lot of plays and I could see myself doing that in the future. All their d-ends and tackles are making plays."
Sunday's junior day was also an opportunity for Kenney to get a feel for a coaching staff at Iowa that has undergone some changes in recent months.
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"I had a chance to meet the new [defensive] line coach, so that was good," Kenney said. "His name is LeVar Woods and we really just made small talk."
Iowa is one of four teams that has already offered Kenney, the others being Indiana, Minnesota and Iowa State. Other schools continue to show strong interest, including a Pac-12 school that made contact in recent days.
"USC [called] and just wanted my game film," Kenney said. "For me to get a call from there felt good because of how big of a school that is."
Nebraska is another program that has turned up the heat on Kenney's recruitment in recent days. He has no other junior days scheduled in the near future, but is planning some trips for the spring.
"I think I will be down at spring practices for Iowa and IU," Kenney said.